Rebecca believes we need tough on crime judges who appreciate the hard work of law enforcement. Gov. Evers has appointed judges that were part of the “catch and release” problem in Milwaukee and Dane Counties. Officers do the tough job, arresting criminals. Rebecca supports judges who will then make offenders do the time.
Having shut down most of the state, Gov. Tony Evers stole worshippers’ coveted opportunity to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection. Had anyone wanted to visit a strip club that same day Evers made sure those establishments were open.
Rebecca has stated, “The pandemic reminded us our first liberty, the free exercise of religion, hangs by a delicate thread. The Wisconsin Constitution promises, ‘The right of every person to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of conscience shall never be infringed.’ We seem to have forgotten that principle for a while. Government should never again declare certain businesses essential or life-sustaining while denying the soul-sustaining work of in-person religious gatherings.”
“No outside group should be able to buy its way behind closed doors on the pretense of offering ‘expertise.’ No absentee ballot should be handled or harvested by a union steward, a block captain, or a community organizer. No improper ballot should be ‘cured’ by anyone besides the voter himself. And no door should ever be closed to legally-appointed election observers, who must have complete access and full viewing at every step in the process.”
Rebecca has mentioned state employment has turned into a political ping-pong ball. She supports developing ways to help state employees be proud of their work, appreciated for their accomplishments, and accountable for their decisions. This can be accomplished by bringing state employees into teams that can be incentivized to achieve lean results.
Rebecca supports facilitating greater use of telemedicine through deregulation. With video calls and common sense, medical professionals can treat a lot, and do so without the expense of an exam or emergency room. The concept of telemedicine, especially in rural centers, needs to be strengthened and expanded.
Back in January the WI Legislature approved a ban on Critical Race Theory in schools.
The state Senate voted for the ban, 20-13. In September of 2021 the state Assembly approved the ban, 60-38. The legislation was vetoed by Gov. Evers.
Rebecca says the curriculum in today’s schools “should inspire (students) with a love of our nation and an appreciation for our constitutional rights and liberties. We should not let woke university schools of education smuggle left-wing ideology into our classrooms under the guise of critical race theory or culturally responsive teaching or social emotional learning. We can help all of our students tackle tough issues, without dividing and labeling people in ways that discourage rather than facilitate honest conversations.”
Rebecca feels it’s critical to have a strategy that focuses foremost on investing in workers.
One of the measures needed to succeed is to reform and reduce barriers for workers so Wisconsin can attract talented people and keep them here after they finish their schooling. One simple barrier to lower would be occupational licensing. Rebecca believes we should get rid of any license that isn’t actually necessary for protecting health and safety, and reduce entry requirements for professions that should be credentialed but don’t need so many hours of training to qualify. Reduce regulations and we reduce consumer prices as well as the wait for workers.
Rebecca believes in order to support the many good men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe every law enforcement officer needs a body camera.
Camera challenges need to be flushed out. However, accountability and transparency for the power we entrust with officers increases with body cameras. These officers are placed into dangerous situations where split-second decisions must be made. Cameras protect officers and citizens against false accusations, claims of misconduct, or abuse, and can help prevent and de-escalate confrontational incidents.
“In a country where liberal professors outnumber conservatives by 17 to 1, where student activists shout down or even physically assault conservative speakers, where students vandalize and tear down historic monuments, where elite colleges such as Yale School of Medicine welcome lecturers who share fantasies of guiltlessly murdering and burying white people, and where university administrators are the tip of the spear for advancing progressive social agendas, by what standard are conservatives the ones waging a war on campuses?“ John A. Burtka IV is the president and CEO of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
“Young America’s Foundation’s 30th annual Commencement Speakers Survey found that just three conservatives were invited to give commencement addresses at the top 100 schools as ranked by U.S. News and World Report: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s prime minister.
“Meanwhile, 53 liberals imparted their ‘wisdom’ to the graduating class of 2022. From advocating for ‘social justice’ movements like Black Lives Matter to warning grads about the danger of guns, these speakers clearly used their platforms to push their own agendas.” The NY Post, June 9, 2022
Rebecca believes schools and universities need to show more respect for free speech. They need to resurrect their once proud reputation as facilitators of the marketplace of ideas. Students should not be regulated by biased or bullying systems. Speakers should not be canceled when someone complains.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday that deems unmanned absentee ballot drop boxes illegal under Wisconsin election law.
“An absentee ballot must be returned by mail or the voter must personally deliver it to the municipal clerk at the clerk’s office or a designated alternate site,” the high court said in its 4-3 decision.
The Federalist noted:
Anyone who suggested anything to contradict the narrative that this was the “most secure election” ever was nuked off of the internet by Big Tech and scolded by corporate media.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision just proves what many of us have known since before Nov. 3, 2020: Our latest presidential election was tainted by some of the most powerful institutions in our nation who meddled, censored, and rigged whatever they could to pave Joe Biden’s way to the Oval Office.
Long before the state Supreme Court’s Friday ruling Rebecca spoke out against ballot boxes. In August 2021 she said:
Left-leaning activists are finding new ways to bend the rules. No outside groups should handle ballots, enjoy special access, or occupy a privileged position on Election Day. No outside group should be able to buy its way behind closed doors on the pretense of offering “expertise.” No absentee ballot should be handled or harvested by a union steward, a block captain, or a community organizer. No improper ballot should be “cured” by anyone besides the voter himself.
UPDATE: Tim Michels now says he supports manned ballot boxes. WRONG!